I usually don’t feel the urge to eat my skincare.
Even when it smells like chocolate fudge. Because, you know, I know it’s NOT real chocolate fudge.
And if chocolate fudge doesn’t cut it, what else could possibly make my mouth water?
Shea butter and macadamia nuts.
I’m not kidding you. The Kind Natured Deeply Nourishing Shea & Macadamia Body Lotion and Creamy Body Scrub are one of the most delicious things my nose has ever smelt.
So delicious, it’s dangerous. I feel this urge to bite my legs every time I put it on. It’s so creamy and nutty. Mmm…
The Kind Natured Moisturising Coconut & Monoi Body Lotion and Hand Cream smell lovely, too. It’s a tad sweeter and more lightweight so it doesn’t tempt me as much. But yeah, that’s really NICE too.
But, do they work as good as they smell, too? Let’s see…
Deeply Nourishing Shea & Macadamia Creamy Body Scrub
My skin is very dry so I don’t exfoliate it often. I find once a week is a good balance that takes away flakes and dryness without irritating my skin.
This one uses pumice powder to do the job. Yes, the packaging says crushed olive seeds and those are here too. It’s just that there’s a lot more pumice powder than crushed olive seeds here so guess what does the bulk of the work? Yep. Pumice.
So, what the heck is that? Pumice is a block of hardened lava foam. Its powder is mildy abrasive so it gets rid of all those dead skin cells without causing irritations. Plus, shea butter is so moisturizing, it can counteract any potential drying effects.
I do think that if you have sensitive skin, you’re off better with a washcloth. Pumice may be too harsh for you. As for me, once a week works fine, giving me softer and smoother skin that smells good enough to eat.
Its creamy texture spreads easily on the skin too. Just use the tiniest amount. It’s enough to do the trick. When it comes to exfoliation, a little goes a looooooong way.
P.S. I usually tell people to avoid scrubs like the plague. On the face. The body is more resilient so it can better put up with a scrub, imo.
Deeply Nourishing Shea & Macadamia Body Lotion
This is my fave body lotion out of the two because it’s the most moisturizing. It’s made with shea butter, which my skin laps up like a thirsty woman laps water.
Shea butter is one of the most moisturizing things you can put on your skin. Science says it’s even more moistuirizing than mineral oil, which is considered the gold standards by derms.
It works by creating a protective barrier on the skin that slows down water loss, keeping skin soft and smooth for at least 8 hours. That’s what science says, too. It you ask me, it keeps my skin soft and smoother for longer than that!
Plus, shea butter may have anti-aging properties, too. Seriously, girls, if you have dry skin, you need this stuff!
Its texture is richer than your average lotion but way more lightweight than your average body butter. It glides smoothly onto the skin without leaving any residue behind. I put it on in the morning and, by the time I go to bed, my skin is still soft and moisturized.
And THAT scent! (Ok, I’ll shut up about it now).
Moisturizing Coconut & Monoi Body Lotion
This has a more lightweight texture than the Shea and Macadamia Body Lotion, so it’s better for those who have normal or slightly dry skin.
Rather than shea butter, it contains coconut oil. Coconut oil is rich in saturated fat content that gives it incredibly moisturizing properties. Whenever I use, my skin remains soft and smooth for at least 8 hours.
Oh, and don’t let the world oil scare you. This doesn’t leave any greasy residue behind. Even its scent ain’t as longlasting. It’s quite subtle and hangs around only for a few short hours.
Moisturizing Coconut & Monoi Hand Cream
The hand cream is similar to the body lotion. Same lightweight, fast-absorbing texture. Same subtle and tropical scent. No greasy residue.
It works thanks to coconut oil, too, so I won’t repeat what I’ve just said above. Suffice it to say that if you have normal skin, this’ll do a great job at keeping your hands soft and moisturized in winter, too.
If your mittens are dry, you’ll have to reapply a few times. No biggie.
I think I’ll leave the Coconut & Monoi range for summer when my skin will appreciate it more. The Shea and Macadamia stuff won’t last that long. My skin will eat it all up soon!